If Indian Clubs are good enough for Teddy Roosevelt,
Kit Duncan suggested I post some of my music.
I played a clarinet solo piece with The American Recorder Orchestra of the West in 2010. Since this is probably the only time I will get to play a clarinet solo with a large group, I invite you to listen.
I didn't have anything interesting to say about Yacht Rock this week, so I thought I would post some music I love.
Most of my recorder and flute-playing friends think I am insane for liking Baroque music and Metal. Of course, I can't argue against the accusation of insanity, but I still think there is a lot of Baroque in metal (or metal in baroque if you want to run the clock backwards). Listen to the first few minutes of the St John Passion. This always sounds a like a Metallica…Continue
With Apologies to Lewis Carroll and Robert Southey
“You are old, My Employee,” the young Boss said,
“And your beard has become very white;
And yet you show up every morning for work—
Do you think, at your age, it is right?
“Your great age,” The Boss continued in fun,
“I feared it might injure your creativity;
But now that I’m perfectly sure you have none,
I need staff a bit nearer their nativity.”
“You are old,”…
According to this "Tea Party Express" debate audience:
"Wolf Blitzer: "Are you saying that society should just let him die?"
One of the best things about Sacramento is its Old Sacramento area. The oldest part of town was abandoned for much of the 20th century and has been refurbished to look like it did in the late gold rush and early railroad era (about 1855 to 1875).
The short and solemn hymn segment of Holst's “Jupiter” is my Soundtrack for that very unfortunate day.
I had been given the clarinet parts to Holst's Jupiter from "The Planets" the prior week. I had been asked to play a few excerpts for an audition after…Continue
I have been a juggler of one type or another for most of my life.
Like many “Circus-arts performers”, I have felt a connection to the World Trade Center since Philip Petit's inexplicable and delightful tight rope walk between the towers in 1974. That bold and unforgettable stunt demonstrated a spirit that motivated me to continue juggling through my High School years.…Continue